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US$9 - US$21
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Portuguese, South American, Latin, Brazilian, Spanish
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 13 August 2020 via mobile

Great food and very friendly staff. The salad and shrimp appetizer were great, and the skirt steak was one of the best I've had. I wouldn't order the spare ribs again though. Also, those were some of the best sweet potato fries ever.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 October 2019

Been here a couple of times. Not sure if undergone new management. Looks like they've moved furnishings around since my last visit. Nevertheless, this place always serves good consistent quality meals with generous servings in a cozy homey atmosphere. I love their food - delicious,...healthy, filling (always reminds me of grandma's homecooking!)... always leave satisfied with happy belly :) Although, the last two visits, they ran out of desserts. Prices are decent. Street parking if you can find one. One of our favorite go-to restaurants in Newark.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 September 2019

From the outside, seems like a fast food place. But inside, it is warmly decorated and cozy. I really was surprised by the nice ambiance, since the exterior was so unassuming. We ordered octopus, red snapper, and skirt steak. All the dishes were delicious. There...seemed to be a bit too much oil in the octopus, although we enjoyed it anyway. Nothing outstanding about the side dishes - but I was pleasantly surprised they had brown rice, as a healthier alternative to white rice. Service was friendly and we enjoyed our meal.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

We went here on a Saturday afternoon in July to have a late lunch (about 2:30pm). The place was half full. We were not acknowledged right when we walked in, but once we were, we were greeted cordially and given a table. Our server was...pleasant, he assured us that the food they serve is “as authentic as you can get,” and he reviewed the specials of the day. We were given a bottle of cold water to drink. I asked our server if they had freshly brewed iced tea (a staple item for me), but all they had was Snapple. I declined it, because it’s just not the same. We both opted for the Saturday special, namely Feijoada, which is a Brazilian stew made of black beans, beef, and chorizo. It came with farofa (toasted yuca flour with bacon bits), white rice, collard greens (sliced thinly and seasoned), salsa, and orange slices. The farofa was a totally new experience for me, but I enjoyed it. I found the collard greens and salsa to be excellent. The stew was quite good, too, although the one minor criticism I would make of it is that the meat mixture was not chunks of meat. Instead, there were bones and other pieces of a fatty, leathery substance (it may have been pig’s ears, based on what another reviewer said). I accept that these items are authentic components of the dish, but since my own palate is not accustomed to these kinds of things, I was less than satisfied with them. Overall, the meal was very satisfying. The portions were quite adequate and the items were flavorful. The temperature inside the restaurant was just a little on the warm side, but I have to acknowledge that we went on a very hot day. Some helpful things to know: 1) It’s located just in from the corner of Ferry Street and Jefferson Street, next to Our Lady of Fatima Church. They are a five minute drive from the Prudential Center and NJPAC. 2) There is parking right along the street in front of the restaurant. We managed to get a spot without any problem. There is also a parking deck one block up from the place. To get to it, just continue on Jefferson Street past the restaurant to the next corner. 3) As far as I could see/count, the place seats 33 people in three areas: the main dining area (20), a small room next to the bar (10), and the bar itself (3). They had two tables and some extra chairs out front for people who want to sit outside in the warm weather. Probably another 10 people or so could sit there. 4) On Fridays there is live music. They strongly suggest making a reservation on weekends because they get very busy. 5) It’s BYOB. If you forget to bring a bottle, there is a liquor store across the street. All in all, our experience was a very good one. I would certainly eat here again, and I would recommend the place to others. If was review was helpful, please consider clicking the green thumbs-up button. Thank you!More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 July 2019

excellant fresh food at reasonable price with great weekend music , bossa / jazzy to modern music style. eclectic. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 14 June 2019 via mobile

Grilled pork dish with sausage fried egg collard greens refried beans also grilled beef ribs with sweet plantains and brown rice. Home made chicken soup. Miced berry flan. This place was a home run. A must place to stop in. Highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019 via mobile

Came here before the Elton John concert at the Pru Cen, and we're absolutely delighted with the quality and service. It's a very small space, but so efficiently run. Had the skirt steak, and garlic shrimp...both fabulous! It's a bit of a hike to the...PruCen but well worth it. Between the byo factor, delicious food, attentive and SO nice servers, you cannot miss! We asked to be seated in the more private back room which was very nice.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 31 December 2018 via mobile

This is a small casual stylish restaurant with a Brazilian and Portuguese menu, with A focus on Brazil. Specialties are mostly grilled meats and fish. The special for Saturday is Feijoada, which is a black bean and meat stew, considered a "national dish" of Brazil....It is typically served with rice and some side dishes, and it came with farofa- tapioca flour fried with bacon, chopped kale, rice and salsa. Host suggested a single order may be enough for 2,and it was enough for our light lunch, although rice portion was a little small. Note that this dish includes a "kitchen sink" of meat parts- like an Anthony Boudain episode...so you need to like that sort of thing! This one had pig ears, feet, and chorizo. If you are not ready for that, I saw great looking ribs, skirt steak, and Chicken park at other tables.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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luiz c, Owner at Sabor Unido, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2019

Thank you for the nice review, Barry!

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

My first visit to this Brazilian restaurant. Food was awesome and price was reasonable. My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. Waitress and waiters were extremely friendly. Just wished they had parking spaces. It was very difficult to find parking in the area so we...had to park far away, but it was all worth it. Will visit again when I’m in the area.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Well how can i put this in writting......? Saturday 6pm I went inside to have an espresso like you would think is normal in any restaurant/snack bar. And for my unbelievable surprise the gentleman told me.. in this exactly words..I only serve you the coffee...if you eat dinner here first!! WHAT?!? IS 6PM AND YOU WILL NOT SERVE ME AN ESPRESSO?!? WILL NEVER GO BACK AND WILL TELL ALL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY NOT TO SEND ONE CENT IN A SO POORLY MANAGED PLACE!!More

Date of visit: September 2018
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luiz c, Owner at Sabor Unido, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2019

Hi Hugo, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to write us a review and would like to give a little context as to what occurred. Traditionally past ownership have maintained the space as a coffee shop/snack bar establishment, which is something we...More

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  • Sabor Unido is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5